Serena Williams is enjoying motherhood and all that comes with it.
The tennis champion is on the latest cover of Vogue magazine with her four-month-old daughter, Alexia Olympia Ohanian Jr. In a very transparent interview, she opens up about her new role as a mother, her new life as a wife, postpartum and getting back to work.
Here some highlights from the cover story:
Motherhood and being a stay-at-home-mom:
“We’re not spending a day apart until she’s eighteen,” she says. Serena has considered staying home with her daughter, although she does plan on competing on the tennis court. “To be honest, there’s something really attractive about the idea of moving to San Francisco and just being a mom,” she tells the mag. “But not yet. Maybe this goes without saying, but it needs to be said in a powerful way: I absolutely want more Grand Slams. I’m well aware of the record books, unfortunately. It’s not a secret that I have my sights on 25.”
Complications after birth:
Though it may seemed like an easy pregnancy, Serena experienced some complications along the way. Olympia was born by emergency C-section and Serena developed blood clots in her lungs the next day. The coughing caused her incision to pop open which led to a large hematoma in her abdomen.
Dealing with postpartum:
“Sometimes I get really down and feel like, Man, I can’t do this,” she says. “It’s that same negative attitude I have on the court sometimes. I guess that’s just who I am. No one talks about the low moments—the pressure you feel, the incredible letdown every time you hear the baby cry. I’ve broken down I don’t know how many times. Or I’ll get angry about the crying, then sad about being angry, and then guilty, like, Why do I feel so sad when I have a beautiful baby? The emotions are insane.”
Read the full interview HERE
Sourced from WBLS.com